Sunday, May 21, 2006

FDA Warns that Paxil Makes Depressed Adults Suicidal

FDA Warns that Paxil Makes Depressed Adults Suicidal is a rather alarming article about the supposedly anti-depressant drugs and a major side effect, namely increased risk of suicide. The author is Peter R. Breggin, M.D., a rather outspoken psychiatrist who has been researching and documenting the dangers of psychiatric drugs for years.

The story from mainstream medicine is that psychiatric drugs help, etc. Dr. Breggin's work has shown otherwise, however, only to be met by official stonewalling.

But, a recent study released by the FDA shows: Depressed people are 6.4 times more likely to become suicidal while taking an antidepressant than while taking a sugar pill. The study had a group of patients, one set taking sugar pills (placebo) and another group taking Paxil. Both groups had depression. The group taking Paxil were much more likely to have suicidal thoughts than the placebo group.

The article has a lot more details.

For some in-depth reading, may I suggest one of Dr. Breggins books: Your Drug May Be Your Problem: How and Why to Stop Taking Psychiatric Medications